7 Tips for Getting Your Baby and You a Better Night’s Sleep

When you have a baby, you have some extra thing to maintain. We all know that having some sound sleep at night is needed for keeping in good health. When you are talking about the baby, sleep is more important. So, your baby needs a better night’s sleep, you need that too.

A better sleep works for developing the physical functions of your baby beside of giving him a rest. It is your duty to provide your kid a good night’s sleep. If you’re afraid because you don’t know the ways to ensure a good night’s sleep for you baby, calm down. Here I’m going to show the sleeping facts you need to know to sleep better. These will help you to get a good sleep for your baby as well as you.

Make a sleeping plan

 A good night’s sleep depends greatly on having a sleeping plan. Make sure that the plan includes the whole 24 hour’s sleeping times. Emphasize on the night’s sleep. Because, if day’s sleep becomes more than enough, night’s sleep may become hampered.

Where you’ll need a sleep of 7 hours at least, your baby needs much more. Make sure that you are keeping enough time for your baby to sleep a long time.

Follow the plan strictly

 After making the plan, you shouldn’t prove it useless. So, try to follow the plan properly. It will help to make a habit of sleeping enough. Besides, it’ll help to create a sleeping pattern and insert it into the brain.

It is very common that you and your baby both won’t be able to sleep at the exact time. In this case, try to make your baby sleep. Using some small stories, rhymes, songs and baby bouncer will help you in this case. When you’ll do these as a low voice, your baby will start to feel asleep.

Keep screen lights down

At night, lights of television or computer screens should be kept down. The lights of screens keep people awake by preventing the production of Melatonin and Serotonin, hormones that make people sleep. Thus it won’t let your baby sleep at right time. If he doesn’t sleep at right time, how he’ll get a better night’s sleep?

So, it’ll be better to keep television and computer turned off at night. At least try narrowing the use of these. When these are running, keep the lights down to limit the bad impacts.

Have a comfortable bed

For a better night’s sleep, a comfortable bed is a must. Make the bed comfortable as much as you can. A comfortable bed can be ensured by a good mattress. Besides, make sure that your bed has enough space for sleeping comfortably. Your bed shouldn’t be too hard or too soft.

A comfortable bed improves the sleeping quality. Besides, it prevents back pain and joint pain. So, get a comfortable bed for you and your baby.

Have some physical exercise during daytime

 Physical exercise makes your body a bit tired. As a result, your body will want some rest. If you have enough physical exercise during the daytime, your night’s sleep will be improved.

What about your baby? Definitely, he’ll not be able to do physical exercise. In this case, encourage him to run or play. This will do the same. This will make his night’s sleep better.

Avoid eating late in the evening

If you want yourself and your baby to have a better night’s sleep, avoid taking dinner late in the evening. Have dinner as quickly as possible.

If you eat dinner right before going to bed, it’ll keep your body active. As a result, you won’t be able to sleep quickly. If you don’t sleep quickly, you’ll miss the chance of getting a good night’s sleep. The same happens to your baby too.

Keep the light of your bedroom dim

 If you keep the light dim or off, it’ll create a sleeping friendly environment. As a result, you and your baby will be able to enjoy a good sleep. Besides, try to keep the room noise free.

A better night’s sleep allows your baby to grow up properly. So, don’t show laziness at the time of ensuring a good sleep for your baby. Besides, you’ll need good sleep too if you want to remain healthy. So, follow the above tips for getting your baby, and obviously you too, a better night’s sleep.

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Jennifer Shackelford
 

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the founder and editor of TheMamaNeeds.com. On The Mama Needs, I write about experience with pregnancy, raising kids, and nutrition for both kids and expectant moms.. I love that blogging brings parents together and lets our readers know they’re not the only ones going through these experiences. I love seeing comments on my posts that say “I thought it was just me! I’m so glad it’s not!” Being a parent is hard, but friends and blogs really help.

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